Women Charged with Stealing Costumes

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MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, OH -- Three Cleveland women could be wearing prison jumpsuits for Halloween, but in a real jail cell.

The suspects are accused of stealing hundreds of dollars worth of Halloween costumes from a Party Place store on Mayfield Road.

An employee said it was just before 1:00 p.m. Tuesday when the women entered the store with large bags and were acting suspicious. After allegedly stuffing the bags with 21 costumes, the clerk said the women fled the store in a black Lincoln sedan, which was quickly stopped by police.

Police say in addition to recovering the goods, officers recovered stolen credit cards, criminal tools and a mason jar full of marijuana.

Halloween Costume Mugshots"They were just picking out costumes and everything and they weren't suspicious until they were asking about kids costumes, but they didn't even come over here," said Emily Korosec, an employee. "So then, they went around and to the other door and they had a lot of stuff. Police came back in with four big brown bags of clothes that they stole."

The driver of the car, Courtney Riley, 24, of Cleveland, has been charged with theft, possession of criminal tools, receiving stolen property, driving under suspension and a misdemeanor marijuana charge.

Shawnterra Russell, 28, and Kendra Russell, 25, were both charged with theft and possession of criminal tools.

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